Head: ARAH Salvo cast
Chest/back: NS Big Brawler
Arms: Marvel Universe- Reed Richards
Sash, upper legs, lower legs (to bottom of pants): NS Nunchuck
Lower legs, feet: Jonny Quest- Hadji in wetsuit

This is my 250th custom! I wanted to make a hallmark core character, so I chose Cobra Commander in his DIC look.


In "GI Joe: The Movie", Cobra Commander was transformed into a snake. When DiC relaunched the cartoon a few years later in "Operation: Dragonfire", he was brought back closer to a human form. Using technology and mystical powers, the Baroness was able to get Cobra Commander from snake form to reptile man. DiC's reptile man form of Cobra Commander looked different that Sunbow's version. Using a combination of NS, Marvel, Star Wars, Jonny Quest, and ARAH parts, this custom captures the feel of the reptile man design.

Ordinarily, I'd try to correct or minimize the short NS chest/back. With this figure, though, the deformed proportions push the idea that Cobra Commander isn't quite human anymore.

Despite the figure line being around for almost 20 years, this is the first time I've used any of Galoob's Jonny Quest parts. They are just a tad undersized against the ARAH figures, mostly due to stubby legs. Amazingly, the bare Hadji feet were the same size as the wrapped Nunchuck ones they replaced.

Colors & Paint:

Based on the cartoon.

Sculpting & Modifying:

The head is cast, with the crest added. The shoulder sockets were modified to accept the arms. The feet and hands were replaced. The fur is sculpted.

Thanks for looking.

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